Hope Still Lives

The Kings have to win twenty-five more games to wind up with 94 points. They have only thirty-two games to do that in. That’s the math. Now, you probably don’t want to hear about that for one of two reasons. Fi...

Tighter As It Goes

By now you’ve seen the NHL All-Star game, and you know that the Pacific, which looked to be the most loaded squad, lost a narrow decision to the Metropolitan. So close it was that a skate save decided it. Kesle...

Hero #30

Sometimes you find things in unlikely places. Like the truth about Rogie Vachon. You could find it in my book, Living the Hockey Dream, or in another one I wrote, Facing Wayne Gretzky. Or you could talk to now-...

Kings Uncrown Pittsburgh

The scoring for the Pittsburgh Penguins is all at the bottom of the lineup—if you go numerically. Think about this: from 71 (Malkin) to 87 (you know who) the Pens had 36 points coming into Thursday night, when ...

Four-Inch Vertical Leap

Bruce Boudreau never thought it was going to be easy. After all, he was trying to do something that he’d never done before, which was eliminate another team to end round two. He’d only ever been eliminated befo...

Gang Of Losers

“Every single one of us is getting massacred/on a frozen path.” So say the Dears, a Montreal band, in their song, “Gang of Losers.” Sounds a lot like what’s happened to the NHL team in Los Angeles this seaso...

Big on Defense

What’ new in LALALand? The Kings traded away a first-round pick (if they make the playoffs this year) and a prospect (Roland McKeown) for a defenseman to shore up a blueline weakened by suspension (Voynov) and ...